Eschenbach 2.2X illuminated newspaper reader

Eschenbach 2.2X illuminated newspaper reader

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Discontinued item, there are no more once sold out.

80mm X 25mm, 2.2X magnification.

Built-in very bright LED light.

The lens is tilted towards the user for comfortable viewing. Designed to slide down a column of print when reading newspapers.

This is about the best quality rest-on-page reading lens (for the visually impaired) I have ever seen, but it is designed so that it slides easily down a column of print, it does not 'float' over the page (as do the Powerlux and Menas Lux).

I would use this as a test-lens (along with the Powerlux) to see if someone with very severe sight problems can use a magnifier, if they can't see the print through this, they might need to consider a digital magnifier.

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Magnification / lens size in mm: 2.2X 80X25mm

Field of view: Vertically: about four lines. Horizontally: about seven words.

Lens material: plastic

Origin / brand: from Eschenbach, Germany

Presentation / extras: felt drawstring pouch

Power: three AA batteries

Applications / Quality

Generally, these are for reading text on anything flat, e.g. a book, magazine or newspaper resting on a table; they are designed to rest on the page, to save you the effort of holding it above the text (which is very tiring if you're reading an entire book). Includes a very bright light for extra clarity


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Further information

Everything you need to know about magnifiers and magnification.

See information about (and reviews of) loupes (small high-power folding jewellers' magnifiers).

See information about (and reviews of) binocular (head-worn) magnifiers- especially the surgeons-type.

See a guide to magnifiers for the partially-sighted.

See loupes with UV lights.

Video (electronic) magnifiers, video magnifiers compared.

Products: see pocket microscopes and phone microscopes, click here.

With most magnifiers* magnification and working distance are related. Download our Excel sheet, enter a magnification to see the resulting working distance, enter a working distance to see the resulting magnification.

* excluding surgeons-type, digital & phone magnifiers, and microscopes.


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